The Milwaukee Police Department, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, arrested eleven suspects on April 16 during a gang roundup on the city’s Northwest Side. MPD’s District Four/Wild 100’s initiative and subsequent task force began in the fall of 2014 in response to a large increase in violent crime within District Four. Prior to the roundup on April 16, the task force had made more than 100 arrests resulting in a total of 180 felony counts and had recovered 35 firearms. Of particular concern to MPD is the recent significant increase in juvenile membership of the Wild 100’s. These juveniles have participated in a large amount of drug trafficking and have been responsible for dozens of violent felonies all over Milwaukee. The Wild 100’s have also been involved in a large amount of motor vehicle thefts. The stolen vehicles are then used in additional crimes including armed robberies, shootings, and homicides. Members of the Wild 100’s were linked to the homicide of toddler Bill Thao just after Christmas 2014.
This is an ongoing investigation and on April 16, 11 people were arrested, of which ten were men and one was a woman. The task force seized firearms, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and cash. The state and federal investigation will continue. MPD is thankful to its partners in the roundup including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, and the Racine Police Department.
For more pictures from the roundup, check out MPD’s Facebook page.